Embedded Controls Software Engineer

Vaco Technology
January 5, 2021
Dallas, TX
Job Type


Embedded Controls Software Engineer|217236

Type| Direct Hire

Salary| DOE!

Location| Dallas, TX {Remote during Covid}

Start| ASAP

Company Information

Come join a great team and an amazing company! Vaco is seeking an Embedded Controls Software Engineer for one of our cutting-edge high-volume pharmacy automaton clients. Working on domestic and international automation lines and projects that are providing millions of packages per month. In this role you will play an integral part in the implementation electro-mechanical controls of automation products on new and existing products. The embedded controls software role will integrate with technology and automation platform development team members. You will get to experience working with multiple diverse team members in a high availability environment that is hungry for an easy to use reliable solutions.

About You

  • Self-driven, results-oriented, solutions-minded and wanting to work in a team.
  • Exemplary communication and leadership skills.
  • You have delivered product that is reliable and maintainable.
  • A problem-solver who and can offer innovative solutions to complex processing challenges.
  • Familiar with event-driven and microservices architecture.
  • Passionate about the impacts you make, for both customers and your teammates, and you seek to become a vital member of a collaborative team.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Development and implementation of primary control software in both 'bare metal' main executives, real time operating system, and Linux environments.
  • Design and implementation of real-time embedded control functionality including in-line monitoring, and other supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA).
  • Design and test of embedded software control systems with complex software and hardware.
  • System and software design, requirements management, systems specifications, interface management, system safety assessment, verification and systems integration for factory-acceptance testing, as well on-site customer acceptance testing.
  • Development of systems architecture, interface control and integration, and actuator design and integration
  • Technical planning and execution within a team of software engineers to include coordination with cross-functional teams.
  • Believes testing code is a necessity rather than an afterthought.
  • A passion for details, for solving complex problems that are new and challenging.
  • Comfortable in a dynamic environment. As a member of our engineering team, you will be called upon to be a Jack/Jill-of-all-Trades. A strong ability to prioritize and focus is critical.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, work with senior engineers of the team on design and architecture.
  • Comfortable with Agile Software Development and GitLab Flow.
  • Able to handle and cope with stressful situations and understands the pressures of a high growth company environment.
  • Provide mentorship around your domain knowledge to support other team members around best practices, architecture, and design patterns.
  • Able to mentor - as our teams grow, you will help nurture and guide incoming developers.

Competencies & Abilities

  • You must be passionate about product development.
  • Eagerness to learn lots of new technologies.
  • It's not enough to be insightful; regularly get your hands dirty with a can-do attitude.
  • Research, experiment, and collect data. Find out the answer to questions by diving into the data to drive decisions. Prototype and be able to make the case for your recommendations.
  • Collaborate, pair, and collaborate with peers. Willingness to white board your proposed solutions.
  • Be flexible. Be willing to throw something away, take it back out of the trash can, and crumple it back up again as we learn more about the solution space.
  • Keep learning and be intellectually curious. Technology is a race and we need marathon runners who can occasionally sprint.
  • Be humble and be able to admit you don't know. This is a team effort and sometimes more brains on a problem are the answer. Sometimes we're walking a path with no known answers.
  • Own your solutions from ideal to field support, tailing a log on the production server to identify root-causes.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or Electrical Engineering required. Other technical degrees may be considered with relevant work experience.
  • Experience at all levels will be considered with a minimum of 4 years specific experience with embedded control software development preferred. Preference will be given for additional work in sensor, conveyance, and actuator controls, and/or electrical systems integration, development, and testing.
  • Experience with primary development programming languages, embedded environment tools and standards preferred.
  • Must have a working knowledge of automated assembly systems, a good understanding of the basic theory of industrial control systems applications, design, and operation including concepts of power distribution.
  • All programs are required to handle manufacturing engineering functions, such as tooling jigs, manufacturing process, quality assurance, and safety.
  • Programming
    • C/C++ code (required)
    • Python (required)
    • Codsys or PLC Ladder Programming (optional)
    • Embedded Environments
      • Bare Metal
      • Linux RTOS
      • HW initialization and synchronization (boot strapping)
      • Embedded coder
      • Hardware Protocols
        • SPI, CAN, RS422/485, PROFIBUS, EhterNet/IP, Ethernet UDP & TCP
        • Experience hitting the command line & remoting into multiple systems to troubleshoot problems.
        • Experience with SQL (preferably, PostgreSQL databases).
        • Experience working in a team setting using source control technologies (e.g. Git, SVN).

Preferred Qualifications

  • At five (5) years of professional experience writing control logic in embedded processor-based products.
  • Some familiarity with full-stack web application development: everything between AJAX calls to web service implementations to designing data models and accessing databases.
  • Extensive Python experience including deep knowledge of Django, Django Rest Framework, and comfortable making direct C calls.
  • Familiar with relational database concepts (PostgreSQL or mySQL)
  • Building secured Ethernet aware embedded system


  • Software Development: 5 years (Required)
  • Linux Development: 2 years (Required)
  • Python: 2 years (Preferred)

Work authorization:

  • Must be an existing United States citizen (Required)
Drop files here browse files ...

Related Jobs

Warehouse Supervisor   Dallas, TX new
January 28, 2021
Supply Chain Solution Architect   Atlanta, GA new
January 28, 2021
Transportation Inspector   Plano, TX new
January 28, 2021
SR Transportation PM   Irvine, CA new
January 28, 2021
January 28, 2021